Heavy rain did not affect special Lichtjesroute evening

Saturday evening, heavy rain continued to fall? This wet weather did not interfere with the annual “Lichtjesroute” cycling tour.

Bands and orchestras along the route kept playing. Free coffee and tea, as well as the light-displays and buckets of fun compensated for a very wet experience.

“The Lichtjesroute is best taken cycling,” according to Ivo Baijens of the organization: “Cycle and you see more!”

But more important, according to this member of the organization: one needs to cycle the route with a group. “In the end, this is all about solidarity. Nobody takes the Lichtjesroute alone. People always go with friends or family”.

For many people in Eindhoven, cycling or driving the Lichtjesroute is an annual tradition. It is part of the period related to commemorating Eindhoven’s liberation when after 18 September, lights light up like a ribbon through this city.

“We had already agreed with friends a few weeks ago to drive the route,” says one of the participants, “but of course, we didn’t know at the time, it would rain so hard.” To immediately add: “Well, we dressed for the weather and went anyway.”

Interested in cycling this route with a group of friends? The lights along the Lichtjesroute will remain on, till 14th of October 2018.

Even better: the weather forecast looks promising. Wednesday and Thursday are predicted to be excellent: no rain and hardly any wind. So if you missed Saturday’s special evening, how about organizing an evening cycling tour with friends, along Eindhoven’s Lichtjesroute?

The 2018-route can be downloaded for free through the organization’s website. The organization points out, some displays will only light up after 20:00. Saturday 22nd of September was a special evening; no music, free tea or coffee during other evenings.

Source: Studio 040

Lichtjesroute home page for more information

Translator: Kate

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